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A dress by Mind Map: A dress

1. Types

1.1. Shirtwaist

1.1.1. a dress with a bodice (waist) like a tailored shirt and an attached straight or full skirt

1.2. Sheath

1.2.1. a fitted, often sleeveless dress, often without a waistseam

1.3. Shirtwaist

1.3.1. a dress with a bodice (waist) like a tailored shirt and an attached straight or full skirt

1.4. Jumper dress

1.4.1. a sleeveless dress intended to be worn over a layering top or blouse. Jumper dresses exist for both summer and winter wear

1.5. Sundress

1.5.1. an informal sleeveless dress of any shape in a lightweight fabric, for summer wear

1.6. Tent

1.6.1. a dress flared from above the bust, sometimes with a yoke

1.7. Maxi dress

1.7.1. a long, formfitting, floor or ankle length dress

1.8. Surplice dress

1.8.1. has a neckline which is formed by two pieces of fabric wrapping around each other creating a V-neck

1.9. Wrap dress

1.9.1. a dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other and knotting the attached ties on the side, or fastening buttons. This forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs a woman's curves

1.10. Tutu dress

1.10.1. a dress that normally had a top that resembles a corset or bodice and is attatched by a chiffon skirt that puffs out from the waist and is elasticated. The skirt is also normally layered

1.11. A-Line dress

1.11.1. a dress that is fitted at the bodice and flares out gradually at the skirt, like the letter A

1.12. Empire dress

1.12.1. a dress with a low neckline, short sleeves, a high waistline, and a straight loose skirt

1.13. Coat dress

1.13.1. a dress tailored like a coat that buttons up the front

1.14. Maternity dress

1.14.1. a dress cut to loosely fit a pregnant woman's silhouette

1.15. Peasant dress

1.15.1. a dress with a simple, "peasant" design, often with bows

1.16. Tunic dress

1.16.1. a dress cut like a man's tunic, often worn over blouses and skirts or for sports

2. Fads and fashions

2.1. Chanel's little black dress

2.2. Kitty Foyle

2.2.1. a dark-colored dress with contrasting collar and cuffs

2.3. Granny gown

2.3.1. an ankle-length, often ruffled, day dress of printed calico

2.4. Hoodie dress

2.4.1. a dress with a hoodie. This can look like the style of a regular hoodie top or it can look like a hoodie without sleeves and a long sleeved shirt underneath.

2.5. Princess cut dress

2.5.1. a gown made of fitted sections of material, worn over a crinoline and flared out at the hem

2.6. Flapper dress

2.6.1. a dress with a short skirt and often fringed or feathery trim

2.7. Hobble dress

2.7.1. a close-fitting dress with a tight skirt

3. Usage

3.1. by adult women

3.2. by young girls

3.3. proms,weddings

3.4. school,work

3.5. any occasion basically

4. a skirt with an attached bodice

5. a garment

6. an item of women's and girls' apparel

7. the hemline depends on the whims of fashion, modesty and personal taste

8. An alternative to a separate skirt and blouse or trousers